84. Away in a Manger

1 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

2 The cattle were lowing, the Baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes:
I love Thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

3 Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care,
Prepare us for Heaven, yo live with Thee there.

Text Information
First Line: Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
Title: Away in a Manger
Alterer: Isaac Watts (1719)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1962
Topic: Christmas
Tune Information
Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick, 1838-1921
Harmonizer: R. Vaughan Williams (1931)
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Arr. © Oxford University Press

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